Masters in Environmental Science

With an increasing pressure on the environmental and geographical climate of today’s world, environmental scientists are becoming more important. As an environmental science student, you will help to develop the world’s understanding of how our environment is changing, and how this is going to affect us as inhabitants. You will also have opportunities to explore the social, political and cultural climate of different areas, and how these impact the world around them.

About Environmental Science


The accreditation of your degree will depend on where you choose to study. It will also be influenced by your level of study. At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc) or a Master of Research (MRes). Further study will award research degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Depending on your institution, your course might be accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).



Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £9,000

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MSc, you will build on the knowledge and skills you gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover the more specialist and complex areas of environmental science. You will gain a deeper understanding of both the traditional and contemporary concepts of the subject area. Modules and specialisms might include environmental pollution, oceans and coasts, species interactions, sanitation and health and political ecology. Assessment methods might include written work, presentations, and a final major research project.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for an environmental science will depend on where you choose to study. They will also be influenced by the level of study for which you are applying. For a postgraduate degree, most universities will require you to have an undergraduate degree in environmental science, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements

  • Degree Requirements - 2:2 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Environmental Science, Geography (Physical/Human), Geology, Biology, Chemistry